[gst-devel] Getting pipeline from playbin

John Faith jfaith at freescale.com
Mon Jan 28 17:03:41 CET 2008

Tim Müller wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-01-27 at 17:07 -0800, John Faith wrote:
>> I'd like to see the element pipeline which playbin uses.  Is there a 
>> simple way to get this?
> Graphically: wait until the pipeline/playbin has reached PAUSED or
> PLAYING state, then use
> http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/data/doc/gstreamer/head/gstreamer/html/gstreamer-GstInfo.html#GST-DEBUG-BIN-TO-DOT-FILE:CAPS
> Alternatively: gst-launch-0.10 -v playbin uri=....
> will usually also give you a good idea about what elements are involved
> (check the element names when it prints the caps of the various pads).

Hi Tim,
Thanks for the response!

I was hoping that there was a way to get the pipeline in text (similar 
to what gst-launch accepts) without recompiling, but thanks for the 


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